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US Banks Passed Stress Tests


 

US bankin gnews. Stress tests for banks may be called one of the key moments of this week. On Tuesday FRS announced the results of stress tests for banks. Reports show that the majority of large-scale US banks are able to fulfill their obligations in extremely non-favourable economic circumstances. The situation may then develop in the following way:
  • Unemployment growth to 13%
  • Price drop by 50%
  • Drop of housing price by 21%

In such a case, the loss of 19 largest banks would amount to 534 bln. dollars. Despite considerable drop of predicted capital, 15 out of 19 holding banking companies will keep their capital four times higher than its normative value.

According to Aleksei Afanasiev, the head of the Department of Portfolio Investments of Masterforex-V Academy, last week’s macroeconomic data was mostly positive:
1. Retail sales rose by 1.1% in February, taking into consideration seasonal fluctuations. In comparison to February 2011, sales have risen by 6.5%. January sales have risen from 0.4% to 0.6%.

 

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2. Industrial production remained the same. Capacity ratio is falling. It has dropped by 78.7% or by 1.6 points from the average since 1972. Its value is 18.3% lower than before crisis. Capacity ratio in January has been lowered from 78.5% to 78.8%. Industrial output did not change in February. Market consensus was slightly worse than expected.
 

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3. Reports of Philadelphia FRS about national production volume slow minor increase in January. Current activity index in March amounted to 12.5 and showed the increase by 2.3 basic points, which is the maximal point since April 2011. General business index remained almost the same in March and amounted to 20.2.

4. Weekly unemployment claims have dropped to 351 000. The four-week moving average is close to the lowest point since the beginning of 2008.

 

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5. Consumer sentiment index dropped to 74.3 in March from 75.3 in February, which is lower than market consensus. Consumer’s general sentiment is rather weak and does not show certain signs of recovery. Small business index slightly rose in February. It has risen form 93.9 to 94.3, which is the 6th rise in a row. However, the index remains at a rather low point due to slow economic growth.

Rally, which started since the beginning of the year, is getting weaker and casts pressure on investors’ psychology. We are currently observing overbought market, and there remains the only question: “will the future correction amount to 3-5% or 10-15%, or something else?”. We recommend redistributing the portfolio, for we believe that aggressive buying at current points are inappropriate.

 

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Shares of Google, as stated by Optionova, fell after the production of the quarterly report

Google discharged its fiscal effects for the first quarter of 2014. Markers have been expanded contrasted and the same period a year prior. Notwithstanding, certain variables befuddled gurus such a great amount of, that in the wake of summing up, the shares on the stock trade fell. Why did it happen, examiners of binary options broker Optionova will retell of it.  

Publication date: 18 April 12:28 PM

Specialists of American doctor's facilities started to utilize Google Glass, as it got known to Optionova

 A standout amongst the latest improvements in Information Technology - Google Glass - just about promptly after all vital tests turned into a prominent item in the Internet space. Occupants of numerous nations like to investigate all the upsides and downsides of this advancement, and at exactly that point because of the consistent screening to discover the date of the arranged section into the business sector of unique glasses.

Publication date: 14 April 04:33 AM

Saudi Arabia Destroyed USSR: Can It Destroy Russia?

 

Some Western experts say they have found Russia’s heel of Achilles. The USA thinks the best way to press Putin is to manipulate oil prices since Russia is an export-oriented economy. In particular, it depends on oil and natural gas exports. Therefore, too weak prices may finish the Russian economy, US politicians believe.
 
The experts say that Saudi Arabia may help the USA and the West in general to implement this ambitious goal aimed at undermining the Russian economy, which depends on energy exports.
Publication date: 08 April 11:40 AM

In Optionova they figured out, that in several years Apple will speak to a "transparent" iphone

 The USA IT- goliath Apple affections to patent different developments. Regularly these licenses are never utilized, however the thought stayed for possible later use. Then again, in some cases the organization deliberately enlists that will be utilized within its future overhauls. As of late it got realized that Apple needs to get records on the transparent Savvy. Examiners of paired alternatives intermediary Optionova will tell the subtle elements.

 

Publication date: 02 April 08:29 AM

Sanctions Against Russia and Consequences For Ruble, Dollar and Euro

 

The EU promises to impose tough sanctions on Russia, thereby following into the USA's steps. The leaders claim Russia will have to pay for annexing the Crimea, which used to be a part of Ukraine. These sanctions are promised to be divided into several packages and rounds to introduce them gradually. The ultimate goal seems to be a complete breakup of all the economic and political relations with Russia.
 
Market Leader and Masterforex-V Academy tried to figure out the possible consequences of these sanctions for the involved economies and their national currencies.
 
Publication date: 28 March 06:38 AM

As it turned out by Optionova, Google will secure Gmail clients from the security administrations and spies utilizing extra encryption

  

Google normally upgrades its email administration Gmail. This time, the Internet giants protected its clients from the security administrations. To build security, the whole trade of letters was exchanged to a protected HTTPS- convention. Unapproved persons have no right to gain entrance to Google's servers to the conveyance. About the preferences of this strategy will let you know about the investigators of double choices by the representative of Optionova. 

Publication date: 27 March 05:38 AM

George Soros on Ukraine, EURUSD Prospects

 

It seems like the entire world is currently watching and discussing the situation around Ukraine and the Crimea (which was recently joined the Russian Federation after the local referendum).
Publication date: 24 March 10:30 AM

EU Abandons South Stream, Consequences For Europe, Russia and Natural Gas Futures

 

It is common knowledge that the EU has always complained about the South Stream, long before the Ukrainian crisis. These complaints are based on Europe's desire to preserve its energy independence and to get cheap (or almost free) energy sources from outside (since there are no domestic energy sources).
Publication date: 20 March 12:43 PM

China on the Verge of Crisis: What Expects China's Economy and Renminbi?

What is really happening to the Chinese economy? What is wrong with it? Its health is raising more and more concerns worldwide since this is the world' second-biggest economy and the largest manufacturer of consumer products.

 
Indeed, this is not just an ordinary emerging economy. This is an economic heavyweight. Therefore, it cannot but worry experts circles worldwide, especially as some experts call it the major locomotive of the global economic growth. Yet, the locomotive seems to be slowing down.
 
The pace of the Chinese economic growth is currently slowing down indeed. Experts predict that China's GDP growth may slow down to the lowest point in 25 years. Yet this may happen this year.
 
Well, it should be noted that most markets (both emerging and developed ones) have close economic ties with China. They benefit from that. At least, they used to be since more and more analysts start predicting a «hard landing» for the Chinese economy. If this is the case and the doomsday scenario manifests itself, the entire world may fall into another global economic recession followed by a tough crisis. Or maybe the economic picture we are currently seeing in China is painted deliberately to prevent the forthcoming economic disaster? Let's think about it together…
 
Publication date: 20 March 07:37 AM

US Sanctions Against Russia

 

As you probably know, the USA and the EU have been threatening Russia with tough sanctions for a few weeks if the latter doesn’t withdraw the troops from the Crimea. Indeed, the Ukrainian political crisis is far from being over. On top of that, the situation keeps escalating as we are nearing the referendum in the Crimea scheduled for March 16th. The referendum is going to decide whether the Crimea is a part of Ukraine or Russia…
 
While the situation in the region remains unstable, Brussles started working on possible sanctions against Russia. So, what are the possible scenarios of this conflict? Let’s ponder on this question together with Masterforex-V Academy.
 
Publication date: 14 March 08:51 AM